Suzi’s Teaching Experience

May 2015 – Present – Artist – Lafayette, Colorado

Working on Pottery, Watercolor and acrylic paintings, volunteering in school with ceramics, linoleum printmaking, and drawing.

August 2012 – May 2015 Blue Mountain Montessori School Erie, Colorado

Student teaching (Part 2) and then taught Montessori with an exceptional group of teachers. Taught art, yoga and mindfulness lessons regularly in addition to my other teaching obligations.

August 2011-April 2012 Community Montessori School Boulder, Colorado Student teaching

(Part 1) in the Primary environment with Heather Knopp

August 1998 – May 2007 Centaurus High School – Lafayette, Colorado English as a Second

Language & Literacy instruction for struggling readers and writers, Advisor for freshmen students

August 1995 – 1998 Bertha Heid Elementary School – 6th Grade self-contained

August 1991 – 1992 4th, 5th & 6th Grade (self-contained), Jarrow Montessori School

Assistant Teacher & Small group art instruction

August 1990- 1991 5th Street Middle School, Bangor Maine,

7th Grade Language Arts, Soccer Coach

August 1989 – 1990 Mildred L Day Elementary, Arundle Maine, 7th & 8th Grade,

Language Arts and Social Studies, Founded Cross Country Ski Club at the school sponsored by L.L. Bean


Montessori Casa International – Internationally licensed May 2011

Masters in Education, Elementary school licensure and focus in Multiculturalism University of Colorado, Boulder May 1995

Endorsement in English as a Second Language
University of Colorado, Denver May 1997

Bachelors of Art, Majored in English with a minor in Education & Art
Colby College Waterville, Maine May 1989
New Trier High School Diploma Winnetka, Illinois June 1985

Studio Arts Boulder – Nancy Utterbach, Boulder CO 2012 – 2018
— Pottery: Handbuilding, centering, throwing, carving, glaze,
— Functional Ware Ceramicist